Sweet potatoes are a common ingredient in some of the best dishes and desserts. They are naturally sweet and contain excess sugar. Sweet potatoes are healthy, affordable, and can help prevent blindness.
How can so delicious food help prevent blindness? As it turned out, a lack of vitamin A is actually the primary cause of blindness.
According to WHO (World Health Organization), vitamin A deficiency can lead to increased risk of death from a variety of infections and about 250 million young children worldwide have a deficiency of vitamin A.
Sweet potato has a large amount of beta-carotene, which is then converted into vitamin A in our body.
Sweet potatoes are also a good source of fiber. Eating one medium-sized sweet potato will give you 4 grams of fiber.
In addition to helping to prevent blindness, vitamin A can increase your immune system and promote better health for your eyes and bones.